PhD student, Babes-Bolyai University
  • Romania


Gonzague Isirabahenda (Gonis) is a PhD student in Sociology at Babes-Bolyai University (UBB), Cluj-Napoca-Romania. He is a junior researcher, social worker and social justice activist. He graduated Social Work in Rwanda and holds a master degree in the Management of Social Services from UBB, Romania. Gonis is interested in university to work transitions (his PhD thesis) and in the future of work by large. He participated in different national and international conferences on social issues in Africa as well as in Romania, Hungary, Italy and in the Czech Republic, where he studied as an Erasmus MA student. Previously, Gonis worked on behalf of World Vision, USAID, Care International, National University of Rwanda, Tulane University Rwanda. He participated in a UNICEF Rapid Assessment of Children Reintegrated into Community from Orphanages in Rwanda in 2013 and in several participatory evaluation studies related to the welfare of children who survived genocide.  He worked as research assistant in the OVERED project, where he carries out interviews and focus groups with young graduates and employers in Romania, for a better understanding of the transformations in the world of work. He is finalising his ethnographical study focusing on the graduate employability and education-job mismatch among young university graduate in Romania. 

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